A journalist’s guide to the Twitter #hashtag

Sure enough, when I talk to a journalist who has just started on Twitter, inevitably the question will come up: What’s the tic tac toe thing all about? Welcome to the hashtag. The hashtag is simply adding a keyword with the Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the ethics of social media

A friend, Glenn Coin, has asked me to guest lecture about the ethics of social media for his Utica College journalism class, so I figured I’d blog my lesson plan to save time — and spread the message. I thought Continue reading

How the news found me on Twitter

More than a year ago, Brian Stelter had a story in The New York Times about how the social media generation takes it upon themselves to pass on the news they feel is worthwhile. The story contained a seminal quote Continue reading

Can journalists be human — and good at their jobs? Yes, I hope so

Here are some short-takes of interesting stuff about journalism and newspapers that I found around the blogosphere: Social media rules: The buzz over how news organizations should use (or not use) social media surfaced last spring and then died down Continue reading

Imagining news media organizations of the future

Time for some short-takes, thoughtful ideas from across the blogosphere: Media companies of the future: Chris Brogan, a new media marketing consultant, came up with his idea of what the next media company would look like, starting from scratch. I like Continue reading

The future of newspapers: print v. digital

Time for another Short Takes:  Five articles worth reading that relate to journalism as it transforms. Are staff cuts good news? That’s the provocative question Mathew Ingram asks at the Nieman Journalism Lab. This is the kind of post that Continue reading